Make your dreams come true!
If you have no idea what I am referencing, be sure to watch this little video of Shia LaBeouf playing "motivational speaker".
Cross Country—running in general—is difficult!
But as a team, we put in the miles, ran the hills, completed the ab workouts and finished the week stronger. We believe in the power of encouragement and team building, and this movie (introduced by a few of the students) became a theme for us. When someone was down, or struggling to make it up the hill, we would shout "Make Your Dreams Come True!" or "Just Do It!" and make Shia's weird hand gestures. It was a great way for us to encourage each other while recalling a funny memory to lighten the mood!
It called to mind this riddle:
What is always coming, but is never here?
It's easy to go back to sleep; to stay on the couch; to be comfortable. But to get up and do the hard thing (running, going to work, reading your Bible, showing someone love, eating healthy, etc.) will pay off in the end. And gets easier as you form healthy habits. And it has gotten easier. My quiet time each morning grows more precious to me as I dedicate it to the Lord and reap the benefits. My business is more enjoyable when I dedicate the time and energy that I need to go make it successful. My marriage is stronger and more joyful when I take time to help my husband. My students are happier when I remember to love them instead of focusing on their performance or behavior.
Start today. Let's do this together.